Choose a flat surface and put your receptacle in place to mark the holes for drilling.
Installation on Concrete
Concrete sidewalks or courtyards are the most common surface that benches are installed on. Masonry drill the appropriate size holes for 1/4” -3/8″; tap-in concrete anchors and secure the receptacle in place with your anchors. For additional security to prevent theft, use one of our anti-theft removable or non-removable nuts.
• Anti-theft Breakaway Nuts
• Anti-theft Square Tapered Nuts
• Anti-theft Tri-Groove Nuts
Installation on Wooden Decks
For wooden decks constructed from beams or ties that have a small gap in between each beam, line up your receptacle so all the mounting holes sit in the center of the beams (at least 3/4″ away from the edge). Mark your holes and drill pilot holes so you can install 1/4″ or 3/8″ lag bolts without splitting the wood.
Installation on Asphalt
A section of asphalt should be cut out and replaced with a concrete footing at least 4″ deep. The receptacle can then be secured using the standard concrete anchoring procedure. Concrete footings can be painted with black paint to blend them into the surrounding asphalt.
Installation on Interlocking Pavers
Interlocking pavers or brick sidewalks create a unique challenge for anchoring receptacles in place. The first step is to remove the pavers and dig out the layer of sand beneath them. Next, pour concrete footings or an entire concrete pad to anchor your receptacle to.
There are two options for finishing this kind of installation. 1) The footings can remain under the pavers with the bricks put back in place over the footings, or 2) the bricks can be left out with the top of the concrete footings or pad being level with the top of the surrounding pavers.